A slow-moving winter weather system continues to produce a variety of precipitation across the Show-Me State, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.
Intermittent rain on Thursday could transition to freezing drizzle and snow in some areas creating slick roads and hazardous travel before changing to all snow. Accumulating snow overnight could impact the Friday morning commute. Drivers are urged to remain vigilant and keep informed of rapidly changing weather conditions in their area.
The transition from rain to freezing drizzle may come quickly and without warning, creating hazardous road conditions in a matter of seconds. It only takes a little bit of ice to make roads slippery. If you are involved in a crash or slide-off, the safest thing to do is to stay inside your vehicle with your seat belt on. MoDOT said.
MoDOT workers are treating ahead of the storm where practical but rain before the snow could wash salt and chemicals off road surfaces limiting their effectiveness. Use caution through the duration of this winter event and never drive distracted. Buckle Up Phone Down.
To check road conditions, go to MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. The map is also available as a free app for Apple and Android devices.
MoDOT also provides road condition information through its Customer Service Center. Dial 888-ASK-MODOT (888-275-6636) to speak with a customer service representative 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.